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Zara Tindall gives a thumbs up at Barbury International Horse Trials

Zara Tindall looked delighted today as she competed for a second day in her first horse trials since giving birth to son Lucas four month ago. 

The Queen‘s eldest granddaughter, 40, rode back into action at the Barbury Cast;e Esate near Marlborough as she gave a huge thumbs up while atop a grey Gelding called Classicals Euro Star. 

The mother-of-three welcomed her first son with husband Mike Tindall, 42,  in March in the bathroom of their Gatcombe Park estate in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. 

Looking confident in a double-breasted navy jacket, a beaming Zara seemed happy to return to the sport she’s spent years competing at the highest level in, just two days after her first competition since her third child was born. 

Princess Anne‘s daughter has been putting family first in the last year, looking after her two daughters Mia Grace, seven and Lena Elizabeth, three, as well as newborn Lucas. 

Zara Tindall looked delighted today as she competed for a second day in her first horse trials since giving birth to son Lucas four month ago. The Queen’s eldest granddaughter, 40, rode back into action at the Barbury Cast;e Esate near Marlborough as she gave a huge thumbs up while atop a grey Gelding called Classical Euro Star

 The competition, stated on Thursday will last until Sunday.

The royal today looked the part as she donned classic riding gear, pairing white slacks with a smart double breasted navy jacket and helmet.

She completed the look with black leather boots and matching gloves.

On Thursday, she took part in four events, also riding horses Class Affair, Twinkle and Showtime.

The equestrian star looked in her element at the annual competition where the best riders from around the world compete over four days. 

Since the arrival of her third child, Zara has been spotted on low-key family outings.

This week, her and husband Mike enjoyed a date away from the kids as they attended the second week of the Wimbledon competition. 

Looking confident in a double-breasted navy jacket, a beaming Zara seemed happy to return to the sport she's spent years competing at the highest level in, just two days after her first competition since her third child was born.

Looking confident in a double-breasted navy jacket, a beaming Zara seemed happy to return to the sport she’s spent years competing at the highest level in, just two days after her first competition since her third child was born.

Last year, Zara described how riding for her country is what ‘dreams are made of’ and how she is lucky to have her horses with her in lockdown.

The silver Olympic medal-winning equestrian lives on her mother Princess Anne’s Gatcombe Park estate in Gloucestershire.

She told a royal special edition of Horse & Hound magazine that she enjoys the pressure of competing.

She said: ‘I love riding for my country; those have been the best experiences of my career, to get your horse to that level is what it’s all about, and what we all strive for,’ she said at the time. 

‘I love the big occasion because I love the pressure – sitting on a horse that you know is good enough, you are fully prepared, riding for your country, it’s what your dreams are made of.’

Zara, 40, and Mike Tindall, 42, had a day off from parenting duties as they arrived at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London today

Zara, 40, and Mike Tindall, 42, had a day off from parenting duties as they arrived at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London today

Mike opted for a stylish pale blue blazer which he paired with a crisp white shirt and navy patterned tie. Pictured, with Zara

Mike opted for a stylish pale blue blazer which he paired with a crisp white shirt and navy patterned tie. Pictured, with Zara

Zara won a team silver at the London 2012 and was presented with her medal by her mother the Princess Royal.

She was crowned world eventing champion in Germany in 2006 – which led to the British public voting her BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

The royal also spoke of not being able to compete at Badminton Horse Trials last year as it was cancelled.

‘Having horses like Class Affair and Watkins to aim at Badminton was exciting and gave everything a focus; now those goals aren’t there, it’s quite weird and you have to deal with the disappointment,’ she said.

But she added that she’s ‘so lucky’ to have been able to spend time with her horses during lockdown, and that it’s been ‘incredibly tough’ for those who haven’t had that luxury.  


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